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Venice tour guide: enjoy the city with our Welcome Tour

Discover the rules of the city, what to do (and what not to do), where to eat and much more with a passionate Venetian tour leader! Take the first steps in the millennial history of the city and know Venice for real!


  • A fun tour with an expert local guide
  • A great introduction for the first time visitor
  • Learn about the real life of Venice


Welcome to Venice! Put your best foot forward, make the most of your time in venice, and discover the charm of this incredible city with a venice walking tour

Venice can seem rather confusing to those who have just arrived and impossible to find your way around! There is a risk of getting stuck in congested areas between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco, and this can make it hard to appreciate your surroundings.


We want your first taste of venice to be a positive one and so we have created this special welcome tour to Venice, whh will introduce you to venice in a fun relaxed way.  In the company of a friendly guide you will discover how the Venetians still live in the centre of the city of Venice. You can take time to look at what interests you, explore hidden and surprising corners, see unusual views and taste typical local cuisine. You will learn the the history of venice, how it came to be created and its glorious past. Your questions and observations will be the focus of the tour!

Venice tour guide – discover the Venice of the Venetians

Visiting Venice is the dream of a lifetime, but often when you arrive in the city you are overwhelmed by beauty and art to the point of not knowing where to start! Let our professional guides who live here all the time introduce you to the real Venice.

So put on some comfortable shoes and let’s go on an adventure!

With this morning tour you will learn about story of Venice, Venetian customs and traditions, this includes the importance of the lagoon and the life within it. Venice is a unique city, unlike any other. With frequent tides coming in and out every day the water of the many canals which lace the city, ebb and flow, and reflect the amazing light of venice.


Venice tour guide: itinerary from the Train Station

From the meeting point in the Santa Lucia station area opposite the grand canal, the tour will begin in the Santa Croce district and then reach Campo Santa Margherita where we will stop for a coffee in one of the most popular Venetian pastry shops.

We will walk through the Venice of the Venetians, browse typical shops and see the business of the different narrow streets and glimpses of daily life. We can view the passage of daily life from high water to Carnival, from the motorway of boats on the grand canal to the continuous evolution of the lagoon environment.

From Campo Santa Margherita we will head towards the Rialto area, the commercial center of the city, where we will be able to observe the city life around the bustling market, which is also a key location where you can really begin to understand the nuances of Venetian life.

The visit will end at the T-Fondaco shopping center, which occupies a splendid Venetian palace in the heart of Venice with well-known high end boutiques. This is a special shopping centre with an amazing viewing terrace from the very top of the building. We will go up to this platform to see the view and here the tour will end.


view from the fondaco

Venice tour guide: Itinerary from Riva degli Schiavoni

The Welcome walking tour of Venice can also start from Riva degli Schiavoni, in front of the Hotel Metropole. We recommend this option to those staying near st mark square: in fact, the starting point is just a 3-minute walk from st marks basilica and Palazzo Ducale.

If you take the tour in this part of Venice we will explore the beautiful Castello district, one of the most loved by Venetians, who still largely inhabit it. We will discover the local life happening in the artisan workshops around Campo della Bragora and go in to see what they are creating in the heart of the district towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa. You will get to understand how the names of Venetian streets reflect the business that was carried on there. Finally we will close this tour at the Rialto market.

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The Welcome tour is a semi-private tour for up to 8-10 people. Our local guides will make every effort to personalize the tour based on the interests of the participants.

Tours or activities are available every day to explore the lesser known and more surprising Venice. If you need suggestions contact us, we are at your disposal!




    Adults: 39,00 eur / person
    Kids under 14 y.o: 15,00 eur / person
    Free for children 0-4 years.


    2 h


    Every day upon request

    Spoken Languages

    • Italian
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish

    Included / Excluded

    Included :

    Guided city walk
    City map

    Excluded :

    Food and what is not specified

    Sales Conditions

    * The activity takes place with any weather
    * In case of cancellation within 48 hours before the booking date of the experience, a refund will be granted with a penalty of 50%.
    * NOSHOW is not refundable.

    Other practical information

    Semiprivate tour for min. 2 – max. 10 participants
    Depart at 9.30 am in Piazzale Roma.
    Please be present at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance.
    The tour is available every day upon request and lasts 2h30m
    We suggest you wear confortable clothes and shoes to walk aound the city!

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